Mark Painter
Mark Painter is CEO of PRS Urology SC in Denver.
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How to code for robotic cystolithotomy, diverticulectomy
"When submitting an unlisted code for a procedure, you of course need to submit your documentation and we recommend a cover letter or explanation of the service including a comparative value or charge based on a similar code," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
When can modifier –25 be used with an E/M code?
Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter address some misunderstandings involving evaluation and management coding.
Medicare final rule: Urologists’ pay set to decrease (again)
In this article, we provide a summary of CPT changes for 2018, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and the final rule for the Quality Payment Program.
Proposed MIPS rule modifies 2018 requirements
The proposed rule for MACRA and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System program was released June 21, 2017-- As expected, the program requiring the implementation of the new MIPS scoring system and incentives to move to alternative payment models will continue.
What happens when prior auths don’t match services provided?
How your practice can avoid medical necessity denials
The practical application of medical necessity has taken many forms, and in this increasingly complex world of health care, understanding these applications has become a critical component of your business.
How to charge for E&M services, procedure on same date
How to charge for E&M services, procedure on same date
In this "Coding Q&A," the Painters also answer a question regarding coding for sling and cystocele repair with mesh repair.

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